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  • 01/10/2015

    Grant and staff near Appomattox by Alfred Waud, 1865
    Location: Gettysburg NMP Museum and Visitor Center | Map Time: 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM Fee Information: Free of charge Contact Name: Gettysburg National Military Park Contact Phone Number: (717) 334-1124, ext. 8023

The Civil War in 1865 and Beyond
Gettysburg National Military Park Mid-Winter Lecture Series 2015

Today's Program: Famous Utterances on the Road to Appomattox: Importance of Rhetoric & Language in the War's Final Hours, with Troy Harman, GNMP.

This lecture explores the richer contextual meaning of words uttered in the final days and hours of the war in the East. Because language and rhetoric are so vital in shaping perceptions then and now, it is important to look back at some of the statements made by Lee, Grant, Longstreet and others that helped to define memory of the war. Moreover, these words help us peer into the soul of a generation. Join Ranger Troy Harman as we explore the famous words spoken in the final hours of the war.

This series of free, one-hour programs begins at 1:30 p.m., in one of the theaters at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center. Additional lectures will take place on weekends through March 8 and are free of charge. Full schedule available by calling 717-334-1124 x 8023 or by visiting www.nps.gov/gett

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